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When Is the Last Lawn Mow of the Year?

Red lawn mower in autumn park in between mowing.

The temp is finally starting to cool down, and you can feel that crisp autumn breeze in the morning. You may be wondering, “How in the world is my lawn still growing?” It’s getting close to the last mow of the season, but that timeframe varies by location and by year. Read on to learn …

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Can Fall Leaves Be Composted?

Family fun outdoors in the autumn by throwing fallen leaves up in the air.

Trying to figure out what to do with all those fall leaves? There are many ways to use or dispose of leaves in autumn, aside from making big leaf piles for the kids to play in. Read on to learn about leaf compost, leaf mulch, and other leaf disposal options. Leaves Make Excellent Compost! Fall …

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Fall Gutter Cleaning Tips

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Gutter cleaning is one of the most dreaded home maintenance tasks, but it has to be done. Clogged gutters can’t do their job properly, and the weight of the debris is liable to damage the guttering. If you want to extend the life of your gutters and boost your curb appeal, check out these fall …

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Landscaping Ideas for Selling Your House in the Winter

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Selling a house in winter can be tricky, but it’s far from impossible. If you make a good first impression, you can still attract buyers in the harsh winter cold. Landscaping can elevate your curb appeal and make your home look worthy of an offer. Here are some landscaping ideas for selling your house this …

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Should Bushes Be Cut back in the Fall?

Should Bushes Be Cut back in the Fall?

The autumn months are approaching, and your bushes may be looking a little scraggly. They’ve had all spring and summer to bloom, and they may still have excess growth to manage. Should you whip out your pruning shears, or is it better to hold off for a while? Is it bad to cut back bushes …

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How to Train Your Dog Not to Dig up Landscaping

How to Train Your Dog Not to Dig up Landscaping

Dogs and puppies often have a desire to dig up mulch, dirt, grass and other parts of your landscaping. This leads to more maintenance on your end, and it may hurt the health of your plant material. The good news is, there are some simple tricks you can use to train your dog not to …

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How to Rake a Yard Fast

Yard with many fallen leaves ready to be raked.

The leaves in autumn are beautiful, but cleaning them up can be a pain. Just when you feel like you’ve got them under control, a new set comes tumbling down. This guide will show you how to rake a yard fast so you can speed through the not-so-fun parts. Rake the Yard in Rows The …

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When to Book Holiday Lighting Installations (NOW!)

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The winter holidays might be several months away, but that doesn’t mean you should wait to book your lighting installations. Since the timeframe for the holidays is fairly limited, installation spots book up fast. Now is the best time to reserve your place and prepare for your upcoming display. Summer Is the Perfect Time to …

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When Should Fall Cleanup Start?

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Fall runs from September through December, and it may feel like you’re cleaning your yard that entire time. The trick is to plan fall cleanup at the right time so you don’t do more work than you need to. Read on to learn when to start fall yard cleanup. Fall Cleanup Usually Starts in October …

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How Often Should Landscaping Be Redone? 

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Landscaping is a part of your home, just like your wall colors, flooring, roofing and more. Most landscape designs are relatively timeless, but that doesn’t mean they last forever. You may need to spruce up your landscaping every few years to improve your property and address issues you’ve experienced. Here are some tips to determine …

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